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8 Amazing Landscape Design Ideas For Winter

Before you know it, winter will be here, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to pack away the garden trowel. There are so many ways to spruce up your yard in the winter, and some colorful additions to the landscape can help brighten those bleak midwinter days.

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Top Tips for Seed Starting

Before We Get Started, Get a Plan! What Type of Garden Do You Want? A vegetable garden requires full sun and plenty of water. A flower garden can be grown in sun or shade, depending on the plants you choose. No space, no worries! Container gardening allows you to grow veggies, fruit and flowers right…

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Picking the Perfect Houseplant

Why are Houseplants Beneficial? Provide more oxygen for the home or office. Increasing humidity. This is good during the winter months when the air in the home is very dry. Reduce levels of some pollutants, such as benzene, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide, and nitrogen dioxide. They can even filter tiny fecal matter particles out of the…

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5 Reasons to Have Plants in the House

Now that cold temperatures are here, you can feed your inner gardener by getting beautiful indoor plants to accent your home. Houseplants of many shapes, sizes, colors and textures can satisfy that instinctual craving to be around live plants. Not only is keeping  houseplants a fun recreational activity, it also promotes a healthier lifestyle in…

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4 Ways to Avoid Raking Leaves

Falling autumn tree leaves in the air

If you’re like the majority of homeowners, as soon as leaves start to change color, all you can think about is the daunting, mundane, difficult task of raking up all those [beautiful] leaves and hauling them to the curb for disposal. (If only they would just stay on the trees, where we can enjoy them!!)…

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Houseplant Care Tips

Discover Beautiful Houseplants such as bamboo, ferns, orchids, kalanchoes and more at Alsip Home & Nursery

Alsip Home & Nursery has one of the largest selections in the area of the highest quality house plants to make your interior space as interesting and soothing as your exterior landscape. Our eclectic selection of new and unusual plants combined with help from our knowledgeable staff can help make your home or office more beautiful…

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Create An Indoor Environment

Here is the recipe to fully planting your indoor environment: One 8” or 10” (container size) Plant per 100 square feet One Small 4” or 6” (container size) plant in your personal breathing zone (6-8 cubic feet), for example, on your desk or night stand 15-20 plants for 1500 sq. feet To successfully grow house…

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Protect your Winter Landscape with Wilt Stop

The use of Wilt Stop by Bonide will greatly benefit many plants in your landscape throughout the harsh winter months. The all organic product is derived from pine sap and is available in a ready to use spray and concentrate.  It is simple and easy to use for all homeowners. Apply Wilt-stop in the fall…

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When to Prune Trees & Shrubs

Why To Prune Before pruning of landscape plants happen think about why it is being pruned, what is the goal? Pruning should be done to remove any dead, broken, injured, diseased, or insect infested branches. Pruning should also be done to prune out undesirable branches such as crossovers, suckers, sprouts, or those branches that are…

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October

As most plant material is going dormant there are a few tips for gardeners that will benefit them for the winter and help them flourish in the Spring. 1.  Apply an additional layer of mulch to perennials, roses, hydrangea, and clematis.  This will help insulate the root systems and keep them from freeze burning over…

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January

Prevent dehydration of the following plants with an application of Wilt-Stop / Wilt-Proof. This application should be done when temperature is just above freezing. Boxwood Holly Yews Arborvitae Hydrangea  Japanese Maples It’s important to ensure perennials, roses, and hydrangeas have a good layer of mulch over their root systems to prevent freeze burn. How to…

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Seasonal & Holiday Plants

Alsip Home & Nursery carries beautiful everyday seasonal plants, Easter Lilies in the spring, a wide variety of colorful Mums in the fall and festive Poinsettias and Christmas cacti for the holidays and everything in between. Once the mum season slows down and the weather cools off we carry a large variety of blooming seasonal…

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